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in a stronger position to turn back the political wave president obama unleashed last year, setting the stage for republicans to raise money, recruit candidates, and ride the excitement of an energized base as the party hedges -- heads into next year's midterm elections." there was something riding on last night, yes? >> yes, there was. this helps the republican party. it helps them raise money. it helps them recruit candidates. it helps them get good attention. i think people should be careful about saying, because a republican one in virginia and new jersey, that means republicans will do really well next year. it could be true. it could not be true. it is a help for the party. tavis: i agree with you on your statement just now. was last night in any way instructive and informative for democrat? >> there are two things i would watch for, just glimmers' or cans. one is in depend -- glimmers or hints. one is independent voters. barack obama won the support of independent voters. what happened last night is a lot of independent voters swung over to the republican gubernatorial candidates in bo
looks like obama, sam complexion, same attitude. it was fun. -- same complexion, same attitude. it was fun. i am sorry that richard and not live long enough to see this. we knew it would happen. tavis: first question, that sketch was part of a show on nbc that richard on a state with four episodes. after the fourth episode, he walked. >> we had a special for five. tavis: why was he not happy about that? >> it was a lot of pressure on richard, and he was doing drugs and he was like him then, cornered. the creativity part of it was fun, but the pressure of being funny and being brilliant, that is a lot of pressure. tavis: he felt trapped? >> i am glad that you know, it was richard, it was not nbc. the suits, they love this. they are like vampires before richard came around. now they could get up and suck the blood. they made all the decisions, you can say this and that. they had a life. they could reap their power. there were loving every bit of it. if it was up to the executive producers and the people of nbc, richard would be on the air right now. tavis: how first. it was richa
obama won the support of independent voters. what happened la night is a lot of independe voters swun over to the republican gubernatorial candidates in both states. there was evidence that independent voters are upset with presidentbama on spending and deficit issues. that is something disive in the whithouse. that is the first thin the second thing is,s you ow, president obama p together a remarkable political coalition last year of first time vote, african-american voters, young voters. the's no evidence tose voters came out toupport the gubernatoria candidates, despite the ft campaigned on eir behalf. tavis: dsn't thatean he was not onthe ballot and that is why they did not turn out? >> i think that is probably the case. we need to be careful saying the for the obama coalition is gone. he was not on e ballot. the othething there is that these wereot federal ndidates. these are candidates runnin for state office. the wereot state senators ar members of the hse who will vote on health care or the issues that mattered less. we need to be careful. we have yet to see evidencso far that
the scenes look at barack obama's historic race for the white house. norton is the producer of the much-anticipated documentary about the barack obama campaign called "by the people." also, marcus roberts. after losing his eyesight at age 5 marcus taught himself how to play piano and now fronts his own jazz trio. marcus roberts perform a song from his new c.d.. we're glad you've joined us. >> there are so many things that wal-mart is looking forward to doing, like helping people live better but mostly we're looking forward to building stronger communities and relationships because with your help the best is yet to come. >> nationwide nationwide proudly supports tavis smiley. tavis and nationwide insurance -- working to improve financial literacy and the empowerment that comes with it. >> nationwide is on your side. >> and by contributions to your pbs station from viewers like you. thank you. tavis: pleased to welcome edward norton back to this program. the two-time oscar nominee has moved behind the camera for his much-anticipated film about the ascendancy of barack obama to the white h
, in that era of obama, what is the role of the black intellectual? >> the role of any intellectual, and a color, any solution, -- any civilization, it is the same. tell the truth with humility, be willing to bear the cost, and bear witness tjustice. for me, beginning with the orphan, the widow, the poor, the marginized working people, gay brothers, lesbians, elderly, across the board. if i had lived in the age of lincoln, i would have been right there with frederick douglass. tavis: the difference this time is black intellectuals have a black president have to critique. in that regard, what is the role? >> you still have to tell the truth. when obama is right. when he is wrong, you criticize him, out of love. in the end, it is not about barack obama. is about the pressures and priceless working people, poor people, the less citizens who deserve a life of decency and dignity. if we have a president now who is the head of the american empire, we have to make sure there is democratic activity, procedures, rule of law in place, and it all to tilt towards those who have been marginalized, especially
, in fact. you make the case around the fact that there are a lot of folks in the obama white house now involved in this process who were a part of the deregulation that got us in the this mess in the first place. i'll let you tell the story. >> well, exactly right now, for example, one of the key economic advisors is larry summers. he was treasury secretary back in 1999 and that was very important year. almost coming up on the 109 anniversary of the repeal of -- the 10th anniversary of the repeal of the glass-steagall act. he is in the white house now and he came on the heels of -- summers did of robert rubin who was a treasury secretary under president bill clinton who happened to be a c.e.o. before that and used to work for goldman sachs so there is a switchover into this very important administrative position for a treasury scare secretary to do that and both of them had the idea you had to regulate the banks and mix these commercial banks and investment banks together in order to be competitive in the global economy and that the u.s. would fall behind if that wasn't the case and th
. we know that earlier today, president obama and forceless michelle obama went to fort hood. -- and first lady michelle obama went to fort hood. your thoughts? >> first of all, the president should go to fort hood. these are his troops. these are our troops. they were killed by a man who went off of the edge. it was a terrorist act. whether the individual himself was a terrorist, we do not know, but it was a terrorist act. it created terror. there was obviously something going on in his mind that comported with what was going on in his mind, and that triggered him. it was going on in his mind for awhile. he had not wanted to go to war against his compatriots in many ways, so he took out as much of america and the american war machine in his mind that he could. the problem is he killed innocent people, as terrorists do. it was indiscriminate. and so, i am proud the president went down to fort hood, and i appreciate him going. these are his troops that were killed and wounded, and they are america's friends, and we love them, and we appreciate them and their sacrifice, and we
tavis: good evening from los angeles. i'm tavis smiley. president obama is very near a desionn th.s. voment for the u.s. troops in afghanistan. can the troops impt afghanistan as ch as th did iraq. joining us is d senor. he is out new with a book about the economic turnaround of israel called "start-up nation." al new york times columnist gail collins is here. she became the first woman named editor over the new york times editorial page. her new book looks at the last 50 years of women's history in the country. it is called "when everything changed." we're glad you could join us. dan senor and columnist gail collins coming up right now. >> there are so many things that wal-mart is looking forward to doing, like helping people live better, but mostly we're looking forward to helping build stronger communities and relationships because with your help, the best is yet to come. >> nationwide insurance proudl supports tavis smiley. tavis and nationwide insurance working to improveinancial literacy and t enomic empowerment that comes with it. ♪ nate isionwidn your side ♪ >> and by
of folks in t obama white house now involved in ts process who were a part of the deregulation that got us in thehis mess in the first place i'll let you tell the story. >> well, exaly right now, f example, o of the kconomic advisors is larry sumrs. he was treasury secretary back in 1999 and that wa very important ye. almost coming up on the09 anniversary the repeal of -- e 10th annersary of the real of the glass-steagall act. he is in the wte house now and he came on the heels of -- summs did of robert rubin who was a treasury secrery und president bill cnton who happenedo be a c.e.o. before that ased to workor ldman sachs so there is a switchover into ts very important admistrative positi for a treasurycare secretary to do thatnd both of them had the idea you had to regute the banks andix these commercial banks and investment banks togeth in order to be competite in the global onomy and that the u.s. would fall behind if that wasn't the case and the rest we see 10 years later and it tk time for all of these little banks to merge and become bigger and more powerf and too big to fl as it
and the strangers. there are a lot of reasons for this. barack obama stood up and they had this connection over roses. he said the civil rights generation is the moses generation. the successor had a job to do. he had to leave them over the river into the promised land. what barack obama says it is i will be the leader of the joshua generation and take us over the river. here we are less than a year into the presidency. he is facing an entrenched establishment and a rebellion from his own stiff neck followers on the other. i read this piece about what obama can learn from moses. you are not joshua. you are moses all over again and remember you are still out there having to deal with the people who are frustrated and unfortunately, as you know, as you were implying, while the story may be remember the outsider, befriend the outsider, those in power are more aligned with the people in power as opposed to the disenfranchised. tavis: how is it that we celebrate these men and women who called the down moses. we celebrate them but we want to dismiss their methodology. >> the -- what is interesting is
obama stood up and they had is cnection over roses. he said the civilights neration is the moses generation. the successo had a job too. he had to leave them er the river tothe promised lan what bark obamaays its i wil be the leaderf the josa generatn and take us over the river. here we are less than a year into the presidency. he is facinan entrenched establisent and a reblion from his own stiff ne followers on thother. read this piece about what obama can learnrom moses. you are not josh. you a moses all over again d remember you aretill out there hang to deal with the peoe wharerustrated an unfortunately,s you kno as u were imping, while the story may be remembethe outsider, befriend the outside those in power are more aligned with the people in power a opposed to the disenfrancsed. tavis: how ist that we celebratthese men and wen who called t down mos. weelebrate them but we want to dismiss their methodology. >> the -- what is teresting is the story h the ability to continue to inspire and the peoplere goingo call out the leaders, every generation will send forth as you said
tavis: good ening from los anles. i'm tavis smey. president obama is very nr a desion on the u.s. voment for the u.s. tros in afghanistan. can throops impact afanistan as much as theyid iraq. joining uss dan senor he is out new with a book about the economic turnaroundf israel called "start-up nation." also new york times columnist gail clins is here. sheecame t fst woman named editor over the new york times editorial page. her w book looks at the last 50 years of women history i the country. its called "wh everything chand." we'r glad youould join us. dan senor and columni gail collins coming up ght now. >> there are so manyhings that wal-ma is looking forward to doing, like helping ople live better, but mostly wre looking forward to hping build stronger communitiesnd relationshipbecause with your help, the best is yet come. nationwide insurance proudl supports tavis sley. tas and nationwide insurance working to improve financial literacy and the economic empoweent that comes with it. ♪ natnwide is on your de ♪♪ >> and by ntributions to your
your op-ed ppiece. we know that earlier today esident obamand forceless mielle obama went to fort hood. -- and firslady michelle obama went to fort hood. your thoughts? >> first o a, the president should go to fort hood. these a his troops. ese a our troops. they were kild by a manwho went offf the edge. itas a terroristct. whether the individual himself was a terrorist, we do not know, but it w a terrorist ac. it created terror. there was obviously somhing going on in his mind that mportedwith what was going on in h mind, andhat triered him. it was gng on in his min for awhile. he h not wanted to go to w against his cpatriots in many ways, so took out as much of america and thamerican war machine his mind at he could. the problem i he killed innocent peoe, as terroris do. it was indiscrimine. and so, i am proud the prident went dowto fort hood, and i appreciateim going. the are his tops that were killed and wounded, andhey are amica's frids, and we love them, and we appreciate them and thr sacrifice, and we pray for theifamilies. tavis: an explanatio of what yo thoht happened in his
. tavis: fair enough. what kind of conversations did you have with the obama white house about your pending vote? >> when i spoke with the president around noontime on saturday, i told him specifically that i am open to supporting the health care reform bill as long as the amendment passes the house, and that is what we were working hard to ensure that the amendment would pass. in speaking to the president, we have always had a very friendly relationship, and i conveyed to him some of the concerns tt i had, some of the concerns that many of my constituents conveyed that we need it. for example, the problems, the issue of charities. i conveyed those concerns to the president and i basically it encouraged him -- some of those concerns and i basically encouraged him to continue working on those. they have done a tremendous job working with us to address many of our needs. tavis: you being the representative of new warplanes, what were your thoughts -- you being a representative of new orleans, what were your thoughts about going to the water, touching down, leang again, taking 10 month
for black women's bodies to be celebrated. when barack obama got elected, it is putting a different spin on what is fashion and beauty. talk to me about your own journey as a black woman, having this body, the way it is crafted and constructed, appreciated and not ridiculed. >> that is a lot of problems that i ran into, which rode into the book, "on the line." people would say, well, she is booked. honestly, it does not matter how much weight i lose, i will never be size to. i'll always have these giant boobs and is great big tush, this is just too i am. there are so many people out there who have this type of body type. i think it is important for you to excel with what you have and be you and love who you are. there were a lot of times where i would look in the mirror and say, my legs are too fat, but it is important for me to let everyone know that everyone has these feelings and those moments, but i also realize this is who i am. tavis: one of the things that seems to me that you and your sister have done with these body types is to redefine the women's game in terms of the technical
that th team -- folk now running the team for obama are the same who d that deregulatn in the first place >> well, right, e people at the scene of t crime are still on the pole force. u're going to hae a har time with at. there is regulatory porton where you need to be mindin the stor and we weren properly and yu have wall street. let'not let them of the hook because clearly they were taking advantage othe rules to the eent there wererules left. we tald about this before, tavis. the ing that needs to change morehan anything is we need toake sure the bnks are regulated in way that they actually he money in the bank. one of the problemthat ppened over all the years is that for every dollr they were handing out thy wereable to keep ss in the bank. there was rain day fund or ything like that. that wou solve ail lt of other problems. you hear about the hug bonuses on wl street. hugeisconnect on this in america. hois it posible we savd them a they're making all this money in if you tod them they needed to take tat rofit and put it back into thebank it wou make the bank saer and the ystem sfer
at the timente tavis: did you find it at all ironic that the team -- folk now running the team for obama are the same who did that deregulation in the first place m >> well, right, the people at the scene of the crime are still on the police force. you're going to have a hard time with that. there is a regulatory portion where you need to be minding the store and we weren't properly and you have wall street. let's not let them off the hook because clearly they were taking advantage of the rules to the extent there were rules left. we talked about this before, tavis. the thing that needs to change more than anything is we need to make sure the banks are regulated in a way that they actually have money in the bank. one of the problems that happened over all these years is that for every dollar they were handing out they were able to keep less in the bank. there was no rainy day fund or anything like that. that would solve ail lot of other problems. you hear about the huge bonuses on wall street. huge disconnect on this in america. how is it possible we saved them and they're making all thi
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